Health of Black or African American non-Hispanic Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births
  • Number of births: 517,889
  • Births per 1,000 women ages 15–44: 57.4

Source: Births: Final Data for 2021 [PDF – 1 MB]

Health status
  • Percent of adults ages 18 and older in fair or poor health: 18.8% (2022)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2022

  • Percent of children younger than age 18 in fair or poor health: 4.9% (2022)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2022

Smoking
  • Percent of adults ages 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 14.2% (2022)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2022

Obesity
  • Percent of men ages 20 and over with obesity: 38.7% (2015-2018)
  • Percent of women ages 20 and over with obesity: 55.9% (2015-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, Table 26 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension
  • Percent of men ages 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 56.8% (2015-2018)
  • Percent of women ages 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 57.6% (2015-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, Table 22 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage
  • Percent of adults ages 18–64 without health insurance coverage: 13.4% (2022)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2022

  • Percent of children younger than age 18 without health insurance coverage: 2.5% (2022)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2022

Mortality
  • Number of deaths: 449,764
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 1,074.5

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality data (2021) via CDC WONDER

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